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2016 December Issue

A Gift Guide for Your Back

Looking for the perfect gift for yourself or someone in your life that’s experiencing back pain? Look no further! Consider these four thoughtful and spine-friendly presents.

A gym membership. Back pain can sometimes be the result of weak muscles. Strengthening your back and body can help prevent future aches and pains.

An ergonomic chair. If you do a lot of sitting at work or home, a chair that was designed to support your spine is a necessity.

A massage. Back pain can also result from consistently tense muscles. Relieve them with a gentle, soothing massage.

An appointment with our practice. If you haven’t visited our practice lately and are experiencing back pain, give us a call to schedule a visit before the New Year so you’re able to fully enjoy the holiday season.

3 Healthy Resolutions for the New Year

As your partner in health, we hope you’ll consider what you can do to make 2017 your best year yet. Here are a few goals you can set now to make the transition easier than ever.

1. Add instead of subtracting. When it comes to resolutions, a lot of people start by promising to “give up” bad foods. Instead, try to focus on adding healthier options to your diet, including more glasses of water each day.

2. Eat the rainbow. Purchase fresh fruits and vegetables of all varieties—you can even make a game out of it with your family by vowing not to leave the market until you’ve found food in 5 different hues.

3. Schedule time to exercise. If you actually pencil in a time to visit the gym or go for a walk, you’re more likely to accomplish it and continue the pattern going forward.

Wondering what else you can do to better yourself for the New Year? Consider making an appointment with our practice.

Beating the Blues

With gifts to purchase, visiting family and meals to plan, for some, the holiday season can be full of stress. Enjoy these five helpful tips to help keep your cool in the coming weeks.

1. Seek sunshine. If it’s sunny, take a walk outdoors. If you’re experiencing cold and dreary weather, consider a light therapy lamp.

2. Set realistic goals. Say it with us—you can’t please everybody all the time. Weigh what you can actually accomplish with what you’d like to and make a plan from there.

3. Be conscious of what you’re eating. During the holiday’s we tend to eat a lot, and it’s not always the best types of food. Stay aware of what you’re putting into your body and be sure to get your fair share of fruits and veggies.

4. Don’t overdo it. Getting enough rest plays a key role in leading a happy and healthy life.

5. Take a break. Set aside time for yourself to regroup.

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